PROVIDENCE, R. I. — Utilities are reporting progress in restoring service to tens of thousands of southern New England residents who lost power during a wave of severe thunderstorms. But many will have to wait a bit longer. As of 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, National Grid said about 44,000 Rhode Island customers remained in the dark.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Officials have identified the father and daughter who were found dead in an apartment in Pittsfield. Berkshire District Attorney David Capeless said Tuesday that 47-year-old Anthony Nazareth and 11-year-old Hannah Nazareth were found dead on Monday. The bodies were found by police while they were conducting a well-being check.
CHARLTON, Mass. — Authorities in a Massachusetts town are reaching out to drug dealers who want to eliminate their competition. The Charlton Police Department made a tongue-in-cheek post on their Facebook page Friday offering drug dealers the chance to provide information on their competitors. It asks dealers to complete a fill-in-the-blank form that gives them the person's name, address, phone number, what drugs they're selling and where they are being sold.
BOSTON — The Boston City Council is considering a proposal to equip city police with body cameras. City Councilor Charles Yancey sponsored the proposal, which will have a hearing before the council on Wednesday. Yancey tells The Boston Globe police must be held accountable and that documenting evidence would be helpful in cases that involve deadly force.
PRINCETON, Mass. — A Massachusetts man who pleaded guilty to poisoning a classmate while attending school in Scotland has been sentenced to three years in prison. Telegram & Gazette reports 24-year-old Alexander Hilton, of Princeton, was sentenced in Scotland in July after he pleaded guilty to assault by poisoning. Prosecutors say Hilton spiked American student Robert Forbes' red wine with methanol at the University of St.